Jobs for Youth in Urban Slums

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Good Money Hard Job.

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of GOOD MONEY HARD JOB. Everyday the youths could woke up very early in the morning and their final destination was in the morning and their business could start officially. Their customers could come with very heavy loads and still complain while burgain for the transportation cost.Travely the customers were in human and never considered that the youths were not using fuel but blood.After long journey of negotiation the customer and the youth could come to an agreement that to some extend is buyers to the youth side. Read more.
Related to project keywords: customer, kawangware, customers, youth, youths

The Reusing Of Waste Product To Make Good Quality Product

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of THE REUSING OF WASTE PRODUCT TO MAKE GOOD QUALITY PRODUCT Kisumu is a well known producer in the fish industry.But a problem come up when the Kisumu City Council come to complain about the poor disposal of fish bones around kisumu city making the place look Bad and terrible. One of the fish sellers thought of a very bright idea that could help about the disposal of fish waste.She started collecting fish bones and drying them and she used them to make very beautiful ornaments like earring,bangles and necklaces.She dyed the bones to make them of different colours.Wow!They appeared very good wonderfull.After selling and making good market she decided to form her own company to help the unemployed citizen. For those who brought a bag full of fish bone he/she was given 1200/= and for those who made the ornament was given 600/=per item.with these creativity it enable the fishseller to set up food at her table. Read more.
Related to project keywords: product, unemployed, idea, market, selling


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Associations Forming association is one of the ways of building or destroying our nation.There are some associations which are not good.They are formed so that they can earn from people.They do criminal cases against human.They steal people's properties and some deals with selling people and illegal drugs.There are some associations which are formed to help the needy, help in funeral arrangements, some educate the needy children.These associations have been a benefit to communities.The bad thing is that they are tribunal.They are formed within the tribe.This causes corperation in helping gather some people who do not belong to their communities.Thanks because now some companies are trying their together. Read more.
Related to project keywords: companies, communities, building, thanks, earn

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Maria Springer

Executive Director
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Map of Jobs for Youth in Urban Slums